Schindler has been selected to deliver and install a total of 129 high-rise elevators for six office towers currently under construction in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, which is designed to become a high-tech model smart city.

The buildings will also be equipped with Schindler Port technology, which helps guide and transport visitors and office workers quickly and safely to their individual floors, while optimising traffic flow throughout the buildings, says Schindler, a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services.

“The grandiose new capital city of Egypt will feature the latest technology that will turn it into one of the major sustainable, smart city projects across the Middle East,” says Chang Weicai, General Manager of China State Construction Engineering Corporate Egypt (CSCEC Egypt), the general contractor for the project. “Schindler products, including Schindler Port technology, will contribute vastly to the new capital’s smart and human-centric urban mobility.”

The city, known simply as the New Administrative Capital, will be Egypt’s first smart city, covering 700 sq km in the desert east of Cairo, estimated to be the size of Singapore. Designed as the country’s new administrative hub, it is expected to house 6.5 million people. Its official opening is planned for the end of 2021.

“Schindler has been a pioneer in vertical transportation for almost 150 years and we are as committed as ever to being at the forefront of our industry,” says Thomas Oetterli, Schindler’s CEO. “I am proud that our cutting-edge technology will help transport people in Egypt’s new capital sustainably, safely and efficiently.”

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, Schindler Group says its mobility solutions move more than 1.5 billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 65,000 employees in more than 100 countries.